2012 August

DOE Funding Renewed for Microbial Oils

Dr. Todd French has received $675,924 from the U.S. Department of Energy for a renewal award for the Sustainable Energy Research Center. Dr. French will lead Mississippi State University’s efforts on microbial oil research.

August 30, 2012


Keisha Walters Selected for Advisory Role

Dr. Keisha Walters has been selected as a representative on the Mississippi State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women. Congratulations, Dr. Walters!

August 29, 2012


Renewal Funding for Biocrude Research

Dr. Rafael Hernandez has received $1,624,077 from the U.S. Department of Energy for a renewal award for the Sustainable Energy Research Center. Dr. Hernandez will lead Mississippi State University’s efforts on biocrude research.

August 20, 2012


Dr. Hossein Toghiani Recognized with Endowed Professorship

Dr. Hossein Toghiani has been named the Thomas B. Nusz Endowed Professor for excellence in teaching, research, and service to Mississippi State University. Toghiani’s teaching excellence has led to his induction into the Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2007. His research in materials and energy engineering has resulted in significant levels…

August 10, 2012


CHE Graduate Student Receives Poster Award

CHE PhD student Kamal Lamichhane Upadhyaya received second place in the student poster contest at the 2012 Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference. Kamal’s poster was titled: “Biocrude production by activated sludge using amended pulp and paper wastewater as substrate” Congratulations, Kamal!

August 10, 2012


High Attendance at Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference

The inaugural Southeast Biofuels and Renewable Energy Conference was held on August 8-9 in Jackson, MS. This event was hosted by the Mississippi State University Sustainable Energy Research Center and the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council. This conference combined what used to be two separate meetings, and was attended by over 175 attendees from…

August 10, 2012